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Re: Updated XML Signature 1.1 editors draft for MgmtData, updated 2nd edition redline

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:31:13 +0100
To: <Sean.Mullan@Sun.COM>
CC: <cantor.2@osu.edu>, <public-xmlsec@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1260819073.1510.5.camel@Nokia-N900-42-11>
sean

I like what you suggest.

thanks!

Regards, Frederick

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> Frederick Hirsch wrote:
> > How about this Proposal:
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> > Replace "Use of the MgmtData element is deprecated."
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> >   with
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> > "Support of the MgmtData element in implementations is optional. The
> > element SHOULD NOT be used.
> > Interoperable use of MgmtData is not defined - interoperable
> > alternatives are described in the next section. "
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> I would retain some of the original text for better context/history,
> otherwise it isn't clear why it has been deprecated unless you go back
> and look at the old specs. I suggest:
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> The MgmtData element within KeyInfo is a string value used to convey
> in-band key distribution or agreement data. However, use of this element
> is NOT RECOMMENDED and SHOULD NOT be used.
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> Section 4.5.8 describes new KeyInfo types for conveying key information.
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> --Sean
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> > regards, Frederick
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> > Frederick Hirsch
> > Nokia
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> > On Dec 14, 2009, at 10:13 AM, ext Sean Mullan wrote:
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> > > This is fine with me, though I think an additional sentence explaining
> > > why it should no longer be used would be useful.
> > >
> > > --Sean
> > >
> > > Frederick Hirsch wrote:
> > > > Thomas and I talked about this, how about replacing "Use of the MgmtData
> > > > element is deprecated." with "Support of the MgmtData element in
> > > > implementations is optional. The element SHOULD NOT be used."
> > > >
> > > > http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/Drafts/xmldsig-core-11/Overview.htm#sec-MgmtData

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> > > >
> > > > regards, Frederick
> > > >
> > > > Frederick Hirsch
> > > > Nokia
> > > >
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> > > > On Dec 8, 2009, at 1:29 PM, Hirsch Frederick (Nokia-CIC/Boston) wrote:
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> > > > > I believe it means, not to be used. I could not find a definition in
> > > > > the W3 process document.
> > > > >
> > > > > regards, Frederick
> > > > >
> > > > > Frederick Hirsch
> > > > > Nokia
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> > > > >
> > > > > On Dec 8, 2009, at 1:00 PM, ext Scott Cantor wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Sean Mullan wrote on 2009-12-08:
> > > > > > > I think we should define what the term "deprecated" means. How should
> > > > > > > implementations treat MgmtData? Should they ignore it, or treat it
> > > > > > > as an
> > > > > > > error? Or is it optional for implementations to support it? If not
> > > > > > > clear, this could be interpreted by implementations differently.
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> > > > > > As a suggestion, I believe that MgmtData is OPTIONAL to sup
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